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Physician Assistant - Urology

Location: Boston, MA
Post Date: 6/21/2021
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Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, which may include: obtaining complete medical history and performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; rounding on admitted patients; counseling patients and families, and other patient care duties. May be involved with a patient's medical care in any role which the attending physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulations, delineation of privileges, and the Physician Assistant's training, knowledge, skill, and experience. Boston Medical Center (BMC) is more than a hospital. It's a network of support and care that touches the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in need each year. It is the largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency services in New England. Emphasizing community-based care, BMC is committed to providing consistently excellent and accessible health services to all-and is the largest safety-net hospital in New England. The hospital is also the primary teaching affiliate of the nationally ranked Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and a founding partner of Boston HealthNet - an integrated health care delivery systems that includes many community health centers. Join BMC today and help us achieve our Vision 2030 which is a long-term goal to make Boston the healthiest urban population in the world.

Position: Physician Assistant

Department: Urology

Schedule: Full time

Under the general supervision of a physician, the Physician Assistant is responsible for providing varied medical services, which may include: obtaining complete medical history and performing a physical examination; ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and imaging studies; formulating a diagnosis and treatment plan; prescribing and/or dispensing medication; assisting in surgery or other invasive procedures; rounding on admitted patients; counseling patients and families, and other patient care duties. May be involved with a patient's medical care in any role which the attending physician deems proper and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulations, delineation of privileges, and the Physician Assistant's training, knowledge, skill, and experience.

  • Perform and document complete, detailed and accurate histories and physical exams, review patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports, and order laboratory, radiologic and diagnostic studies.
  • Under the supervision of the physician, make medical diagnosis and institute therapy of referrals of patients to the appropriate health care facilities, agencies, other resources of the community, or other physicians.
  • Institute emergency measures and emergency treatment or appropriate stabilization measures in situations such as cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, convulsion, poisoning.
  • Arrange hospital admissions and discharges at the direction of a supervising physician, perform hospital rounds and record appropriate patient progress notes, accurately and appropriately transcribe and execute specific orders at the direction of a supervising physician, compile detailed narrative and case summaries including inpatient consultations, complete forms pertinent to patients' medical records, complete medical records such as discharge summaries, issue diagnostic orders.
  • Provide instruction guidance regarding medical matters to patients.
  • Perform first assistant surgical duties including robotic assist, tissue retraction, control bleeding, and suturing.
  • Perform or assist with the following office procedures:
    • Urodynamics
    • Vasectomies
    • Cystoscopies
    • Retrograde pyelograms and urethrograms
    • Catheterizations and catheter removals
    • Wound care
    • Penile injections
    • Plaque injections
    • Drain removals
    • Procedures may be added or limited by Physicians
    • Preparing tissue for pathologic examinations
  • Perform or assist with the following laboratory medical techniques:
    • The drawing of arterial, venous or peripheral blood
    • Urinary bladder cauterization and routine analysis
    • The collection of materials for bacterial and viral culture
    • Perform electrocardiograms
    • Injection of subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous medications
    • Debridement of wounds
    • Removal of sutures
    • Administration of subcutaneous local anesthesia
    • Incision and drainage of superficial skin infections
    • Pre and post op care, inpatient hospital care
  • Other duties as required for patient care or assigned

Requirements

Qualified Physician Assistants will hold at least a Bachelor's degree and must be a graduate of a PA Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) or its predecessor

In order to apply for the position, the PA must be National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) PANCE eligible and eligible for PA licensure in the State of Massachusetts. Documentation of Massachusetts PA license and initial NCCPA certification are required upon hire.

If prescribing medications is included in clinical duties and privileges, Massachusetts Controlled Substances Registration and federal DEA Controlled Substance Registration are required.

Prior experience in similar clinical setting/specialty is preferred. Successful candidates will be self-directed, demonstrate initiative and professionalism, and exercise expert clinical judgment to function independently in this role. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English are required in order to communicate complex medical information to collaborators such as patients and their families, physicians, staff, and community health workers. Physician assistants who have exceptional problem solving and conflict resolution skills are preferred. Individuals with an interest and/or expertise caring for diverse populations of patients with varying levels of health literacy are encouraged to apply for this position.

  • Perform and document complete, detailed and accurate histories and physical exams, review patient records to develop comprehensive medical status reports, and order laboratory, radiologic and diagnostic studies.
  • Under the supervision of the physician, make medical diagnosis and institute therapy of referrals of patients to the appropriate health care facilities, agencies, other resources of the community, or other physicians.
  • Institute emergency measures and emergency treatment or appropriate stabilization measures in situations such as cardiac arrest, shock, hemorrhage, convulsion, poisoning.
  • Arrange hospital admissions and discharges at the direction of a supervising physician, perform hospital rounds and record appropriate patient progress notes, accurately and appropriately transcribe and execute specific orders at the direction of a supervising physician, compile detailed narrative and case summaries including inpatient consultations, complete forms pertinent to patients' medical records, complete medical records such as discharge summaries, issue diagnostic orders.
  • Provide instruction guidance regarding medical matters to patients.
  • Perform first assistant surgical duties including robotic assist, tissue retraction, control bleeding, and suturing.
  • Perform or assist with the following office procedures:
    • Urodynamics
    • Vasectomies
    • Cystoscopies
    • Retrograde pyelograms and urethrograms
    • Catheterizations and catheter removals
    • Wound care
    • Penile injections
    • Plaque injections
    • Drain removals
    • Procedures may be added or limited by Physicians
    • Preparing tissue for pathologic examinations
  • Perform or assist with the following laboratory medical techniques:
    • The drawing of arterial, venous or peripheral blood
    • Urinary bladder cauterization and routine analysis
    • The collection of materials for bacterial and viral culture
    • Perform electrocardiograms
    • Injection of subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous medications
    • Debridement of wounds
    • Removal of sutures
    • Administration of subcutaneous local anesthesia
    • Incision and drainage of superficial skin infections
    • Pre and post op care, inpatient hospital care
  • Other duties as required for patient care or assigned

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